wlroots 0.16 Released With More Stable Vulkan Renderer, High Resolution Scrolling

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 12 November 2022 at 07:27 AM EST. 24 Comments
The wlroots Wayland compositor support library that started out as a companion project to Sway is out with a shiny new feature release.

The wlroots library continues to see adoption by many of the smaller Wayland compositors for carrying out much of the heavy lifting in bringing up new compositors and to allow for a lot of code sharing.

With wlroots 0.16, there is now CPU read-back support for its Vulkan renderer. The Vulkan renderer in wlroots 0.16 is said to be "more stable" with this new version.

The wlroots 0.16 release also has new features for its scene graph API, the input device API has been reworked, a new version of XDG-Shell is implemented, there is now support for high resolution scroll wheel events, updates to other supported Wayland extensions, and other code improvements.

Newly supported Wayland protocols with wlroots 0.16 include ext-session-lock-v1, idle-notify-v1, and single-pixel-buffer-v1.

Downloads andm ore details on this important Wayland compositor library update via the FreeDesktop.org GitLab.
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